Category: Ben Crane
Christian sports legends Bubba Watson, Tim Tebow, and Ben Crane gathered together Tuesday evening to attend a Bible study in Phoenix, Ariz., presumably near the TPC Scottsdale course where Watson and Crane are currently participating in the WM Phoenix Open.
Crane, who plays on the PGA tour, posted a picture of him with Tebow and Watson on his Twitter account, with a caption that read: "Fun bible study tonight! Hanging with Bubba Watson and Tim Tebow."
After winning the 2012 Masters, Watson gave his friend Tebow his Masters badge; the number was 15, the same number Tebow wears on the football field.
Tebow is an avid golfer known for his massive drives; his swing speed is 141 mph and playing in a Honda Classic pro-am with Jack Nicklaus, Tebow once drove the ball over the green on the 339-yard par-4 first hole. However, accuracy can be a problem for him. Check out video of Tebow's swing below:
PHOTO GALLERY: Tim Tebow on the Golf Course
PHOTO GALLERY: Bubba Watson at Tim Tebow Golf Tournament
Ben Crane, who is notoriously slow on the course, pokes fun at the issue of slow play in his latest YouTube video, "Slow Life."
The four-time PGA Tour winner has often crossed over into comedy, appearing in the Golf Boys videos and having produced a number of hilarious-yet-self-deprecating videos that address problems in his life.RELATED:
Video: Golf Boys 2.0
Video: Watch Ben Crane's newest video 'Hair Attachment'
Video: Fowler, Mahan, Crane and Watson star in Boy Band
Matteo Manassero won Barclays Singapore Open, and Rory McIlroy clinched the European money title:
Long but successful week in Singapore! Great final round to wrap up the R2D... Well done @manasseromatteo, 3 wins and counting!!- Rory Mcilroy (@McIlroyRory) November 11, 2012
Congrats to my superstar boyfriend @mcilroyroryfor grabbing both moneytitles this year! Unbelievable achievement, what a year!- Caroline Wozniacki (@CaroWozniacki) November 11, 2012
Cristie Kerr ended a slump, and Stacy Lewis ended an American POY drought:
Winner winner chicken dinner! and also wanted to win for @stacy_lewis so she could lock up player of the year!- Cristie Kerr (@CKGolferChic) November 12, 2012
Well done to Stacy Lewis for winning the prestigious @rolex Player of the Year Award on the LPGA- Gary Player (@garyplayer) November 12, 2012
PGA and LPGA players thanked those who have served:
Happy Veterans Day to those who have defended our country. I’m proud of you Pop, and everyone that has served our country.- Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) November 12, 2012
Happy Veterans Day, I'm thankful for the men and women who serve and keep us safe everyday!!. #VeteransDay- Natalie Gulbis (@natalie_gulbis) November 11, 2012
Ben Crane, Rickie Fowler, Hunter Mahan and Bubba Watson on the return of Golf Boys:
Ben Crane, Rickie Fowler, Hunter Mahan and Bubba Watson, known collectively as the Golf Boys, are back in the studio to record a follow-up to their first song, "Oh, Oh, Oh."
The foursome's first song, which was done as a charity fundraiser, reached more than 5 million views on YouTube. Here are some updates from the studio:
"The fastest thing in my life…was…my balding," says Ben Crane (very slowly) in his newest video, "Hair Attachment," which premiered Friday morning on The Golf Channel's Morning Drive.
That's right, the Golf Boys' token "Strange One" is back with his most cinematic release to date. The heartfelt two minutes is complete with the signature unitard, a German shrink, and a hairpiece that seems modeled after late-era Bernhard Langer. There's a moral, too. Spoiler alert: Don't go bald.
But we'll save the jokes for Crane. Check out the video below:
Phil Mickelson's been conspicuously and quite publically off his game of late. But, apparently, he's in full control of his mystic powers.
As Jason Sobel reports at GolfChannel.com, Mickelson played a practice round with Ben Crane before the Bridgestone Invitational and was a big part of Crane's opening round 66. How did he help? Well, let's go to the quote:
“It was a super fun group,” Crane said. “Phil has helped me. I spent some time with him a few weeks ago, and we spent some time together, and he's helped me and encouraged me. He was calling himself the golf whisperer out there, helping me some with some shots and stuff.”
It's a little buried in there, but yes, Mickelson was calling himself "the golf whisperer." Move over, Bagger Vance. Now, if Lefty could only see "the field" himself. Where's Will Smith when you need him?
Tiger Woods won the Memorial Tournament this weekend for his 73rd PGA Tour win, tying Jack Nicklaus for the second-most wins in PGA Tour history. (Sam Snead won 82 times on the PGA Tour.)
The Golf Boys -- the "musical" group of Ben Crane, Hunter Mahan, Rickie Fowler and Bubba Watson -- performed their hit "Oh, Oh, Oh" Tuesday night at Bubba Bash in Columbus, Ohio.
Watson's Bubba Bash is a Christian rap concert that raises money for a medical clinic in Kenya.
5-year-old makes hole-in-one in Wisconsin
Gary D'Amato of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel posts an item that will make you laugh or cry, depending on how long you've waited for your first ace:
YOUNG ACE: Max Frieseke of Glendale smacked a drive and watched his ball soar toward the green, bounce onto it and roll into the cup for a hole-in-one. Good for him, but what's the big deal? Well, Max is 5 years old and is finishing K-4 at Holy Family Parish School in Whitefish Bay. He used the driver from his starter set to ace the 53-yard third hole at Lake Park Golf Course while playing recently with his parents, Bob and Beth Frieseke. "Beth and I were going crazy," Bob said. "We were more excited about it than Max was. In his mind, he thought it was like a hole-in-one in mini-golf."
Montgomerie might set his sights on the 'senior grand slam'
After failing to qualify for this year's U.S. Open, 49-year-old Colin Montgomerie said he might turn his attention to the 'senior grand slam' when he turns 50 next June, according to Martin Dempster of The Scotsman.
“I may as well come clean and say I am tempted by the idea of a ‘senior grand slam’,” admitted the eight-time European No 1. “A tall order, I know, but golfing dreams are not solely the preserve of the young.
“I turn 50 a month ahead of the 2013 Senior Open and I will see how I enjoy the camaraderie that week. I’m beginning to suspect I will like it a lot. I will be in the class of ’63 that includes Vijay Singh and Davis Love."
Montgomerie is our choice for best player to never win a major -- sorry, Luke -- and we look forward to seeing him on the senior tour.
UPDATE: Tiger's niece to play in Wegmans LPGA Championship
Golfweek.com reports that Tiger Woods's niece Cheyenne Woods will make her debut as a professional at the Wegmans LPGA Championship on June 7.
Cheyenne Woods, a recent Wake Forest graduate, will play her first tournament as a professional June 7-10 at the Wegmans LPGA Championship. It’s the second major of the LPGA season.
Woods, the niece of Tiger Woods, will play Wegmans on a sponsor exemption. She also played this event in 2009 as an amateur but missed the cut. That was her first start in a professional tournament.
Tweet of the Day
Check out all the pros who congratulated Rickie Fowler for his first ever PGA Tour win at the Wells Fargo Championship this past weekend.
Thanks to all for your support this week!! Very kind and I am honored!! Tough loss but fought hard- a big congrats to @RickieFowlerPGA !!— Webb Simpson (@webbsimpson1) May 6, 2012
Made good progress from the start of the week, gotta take the positives from that finish! Congrats to@RickieFowlerPGA! About time!! ;)— Rory Mcilroy (@McIlroyRory) May 6, 2012
Congrats @RickieFowlerPGA clutch birdie, you earned you're 1st PGA Tour victory in Style.— Luke Donald (@LukeDonald) May 6, 2012
@RickieFowlerPGA Congrats on your win! now its Ben Crane's turn to win from the GOLF BOYS. oh oh oh oh lol— Kevin Na (@TheKevinNa) May 7, 2012
Just landed in Jax and see @RickieFowlerPGA has won. Well done lad. First of many.— Lee Westwood (@WestwoodLee) May 6, 2012
Congrats @RickieFowlerPGA, what a shot and win!!— Hunter Mahan (@HunterMahan) May 6, 2012
Rory McIlory celebrated his 23rd birthday this weekend and returned to the No. 1 spot in world rankings. Sounds like a good birthday to me.
Happy birthday to the best boyfriend in the world @McIlroyRory!! 23 years young today!!:)))— Caroline Wozniacki (@CaroWozniacki) May 4, 2012
Great birthday dinner with the team! My parents even flew in for the weekend to surprise me! Hopefully sets me up for a good last 2 days!— Rory Mcilroy (@McIlroyRory) May 5, 2012
Take a look at some behind-the-scenes footage of Rickie Fowler's new commercial for Crowne Plaza Hotels and Resorts and see why it's "Good to be Rickie."
Car junkie and Ferrari owner Ian Poulter was in his element this week.